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Houston chief defends FFs; FFs free texting driver impaled in buttocks | September 3, 2014

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Firefighter PASS device: Like a 911 call
Reality Training: Setting up incident command
September 3, 2014
Featured News
After report: Houston fire chief defends department Former NFLer spotted in gear on Philly fireground FFs free texting woman impaled in buttocks
Today's Top Stories:
Mother, daughter accused of stealing $700K from volunteer FD: Were treasurer and president when money went missing
FDNY testing radio tags to track firefighters: 15 trucks are testing military-developed technology
Okla. firefighters rescue 3 from cell tower: Unconscious man and a would be rescuer free-fell while tethered to rope
Widow: Airline didn't use AED because of husband's hairy chest
Town with 2 fire departments battles over which to keep
Pa. fire chief won't risk crew safety at industrial site
FFs mow lawn for grieving widow
Judge: S.D. volunteer fire departments cannot bill for fires
Mont. FFs rescue mountain lion kittens
The Domino Effect
Firefighter PASS device: Like a 911 call
By Mark Van der Feyst, FR1 Columnist
The PASS alarm was designed as a way to alert other firefighters that someone needs help. It is essentially a distress call, or like a 911 call being made. But it loses its value when it becomes background noise on the fireground. False positives
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Reality Training
Setting up incident command
 Chief Wylie examines a well-involved single residential unit and the incident command decisions the officer made upon arrival and during the fire. Watch the video

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FR1 Video
Thief goes through Ind. fire truck
The dash cam on this Wayne County, Ind. rig caught a would-be thief going through a firefighter's gear. He ran off when confronted.
Firefighter under car hood prank
Good Samaritans open it to check out what the root of the problem is. To their surprise, a firefighter in a gas mask emerges.
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Product News
A case for bolted-together fire trucks
By Robert Avsec, FR1 Columnist
Bolted construction may have had a bad rap in years past, but precision technology has made it a viable way to build fire trucks. Modern precision
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